Three forces are applied to a ring (as shown in the photo) that lies on a frictionless surface in the xy plane. The ring has a mass of 100 kg. Fa=200N, Fc=240N and the angle between Fa and Fb is 135°. What is Fb if: The system is stationary? The system accelerates at .5 m/s2? For some reason I just can't get a grasp on this problem. I understand that to be stationary all forces must cancel out, but I can't figure out how with Fc having a stronger pull in the x direction than Fa how Fb (which appears to go straight down) can stop Fc.